You know I am a pretty easy going guy. I really don’t care what consenting adults do in the privacy of their homes. I don’t approve of these activities, but I figure that it’s not something I can really do anything about anyway. So live and let live is my view on the topic. However, these gay activists are not content with that. They have to force their lifestyles on everyone else. They insist that we not only tolerate their deviate behavior, but we also fully embrace it. These people will not be happy until they ban all speech critical of their lifestyle choice. To that I say, hell no! I will not ever be silent and I will not ever think that homosexual coupling is any way equivalent to that of the bond between a wedded man and woman. If they don’t like it, that’s their problem. We still have freedom of speech in this country. Nowhere in the Constitution does it say you can’t have your feelings hurt.
3fingas, i think your words are words to live by. LIVE AND LET LIVE. and also, your principle of ‘not forcing your lifestyles on everyone else’ is a good way of rephrasing this.
here’s the thing: dan cathy donates MILLIONS of dollars to organizations that do just that: they work actively to FORCE THEIR LIFESTYLES on gays and lesbians. it’s fundamentally unamerican. not just forcing their lifestyles: they work in some cases to support, literally, EXTERMINATING gays and lesbians. see, for example,
that’s not just unamerican: it’s inhuman.
think about how this great nation was founded: the pilgrims were facing similar oppression in england, and had to sail across an ocean to get away from that kind of persecution. that was 1620; by 2012 we should surely have internalized the lessons of LIBERTY to where we can let other people have the same rights we do. including marrying the people they love. including — not getting exterminated.
it’s just the right thing to do. as you said: LIVE AND LET LIVE. your principles have, actually, helped me understand why so many gays and lesbians are upset over dan cathy’s very public pronouncement about his beliefs, and — more urgently — about his political activism against their physical and emotional welfare.